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Subscription Central (Spoilers, Unboxings, and More)

Hi All! 


We are long overdue for an updated Subscription Sharing thread!  Whether it's BoxyCharm, Ipsy, or PopSugar we want to hear (and see) all about what you are subscribed to.





Interested in trading with other users?  Here are some things you need to know from @SydBristow and her trade threads:



IMPORTANT NOTE: To comply with Sephora's terms of use, items cannot be listed "for sale" or even for trade for Sephora or other gift cards. Please do not list "prices" either (which implies selling), but you can list approximate trade value.

Because a number of fake items have been sent in trades, it is strongly advised you provide photos of your higher-end items, including the labeling (you may be asked for it anyway) and list WHERE you purchased the item from. Fakes are readily available from less reputable sellers and can contain toxins! It is important to everyone to know where their cosmetics come from.

Please also be aware that some makeup products cannot be sanitized - please use caution in your trades. When in doubt, ask the community, it's a great resource! Used items you may wish to avoid are mascara, liquid eyeliner, lip glosses, and cream products.

Acquiring Items
Please use discretion with whom you enter into trades with. There is a summarized list of trusted traders here: Protect yourself in your trades, ask questions (such as where an item was purchased), ask for additional photos (to show level of usage and/or labeling to prove authenticity).
If you don’t feel 100% comfortable doing a trade because someone is new, you can request they send their items first.

Please use the private message system on Beauty Talk and/or tag the user you are trying to get in touch with. Communication is key! You can tell a lot about a trade by how the communication goes. If you will be unavailable for any periods of time, please be up front, and if there are any issues with shipping please be up front about that as well.

Having tracking and insurance on shipments goes a long way to figuring out where an item might be. The USPS puts anticipated delivery dates and tracking numbers right on the receipt. If there is any issue with an item you have sent out, please follow up with the carrier.

Consider providing your feedback on successful trades on this thread here:


**the previous thread can be found here: Subscription box photo sharing

Re: Subscription Central (Spoilers, Unboxings, and More)

mine said that too at first but after a few days, i re-checked my account and it says that i am def getting the x bag 🙂

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Most of my December boxes 


Top left down 1-3, bottom right up 4-6 

1. Boxycharm Premium 3 

2. Boxyluxe 2.5 

3. Chic Beauty Box 3.5 

4. Glossybox 3 

5. Look Fantastic Box 2 

6. Tribe Beauty Box (+ Suva Beauty palette add-on and lashes freebie) 2.5 


December was a little disappointing. There's one or two things per box I like, but for the most part, nothing I super love, except for the YSL/KA stuff in the CBB (but I wished I picked different items for the rest, in retrospect). Here's to January being better. I'm doing an inventory, so see how the last 6 months have been and whether I want to cancel any. 

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Awesome haul!  Tell me more about the two palettes in #6!!!

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Thank you, @ShanShanMa85!! I actually haven't used either of them 😅. Lol, too many palettes, too little time.


The 9 pan is from Suva Beauty (which is a brand I like), it's the Saffron palette. I haven't used it yet, but I like the Rose Period palette from them. 


The 12 pan is Neon Drip by Poppi Cosmetics. I haven't tried anything from this brand yet.


When I use them, I'll be sure to post in the 100 Shades of Eyeshadow Challenge thread 

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My ipsy GBP. I chose the nail polish, ciate in that particular shade & the dominique highlighter. The masks & iby palette were addons. I was so nervous the palette was going to be smashed because now they ship everything in a bubble mailer. But luckily it was ok. Phew!  ☺   





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Nice bag, @sonnydee!! That purple shadow is gorgeous!! And that palette is so pretty!! 

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Very belated last few months 





Topbox (+Surprise) - 4/1 

Ipsy - 2.5 

Tribe Beauty Box - 4.5 

Glossybox - 2 

Chic Beauty Box - 4 

Look Fantastic - 2.5 

Boxyluxe - 4 

Boxy Premium - 3 





Boxycharm  - 3.5 

Boxy Premium - 2.5 

Glossybox - 4 

Glossybox × Rodial - 4.5 

Ipsy (last one!) - 3 

Look Fantastic Box - 3.5 




Boxycharm - 3 

Boxy Premium - 3.5 

Glossybox - 4.5 

Look Fantastic Box - 3.5 

Mystery Topbox - 1.5 

Topbox (should be in Octobers? Or September should be in October. It's weird, they charge the month before and then ship out the next month, so not sure which month to put) - 2 

Re: Subscription Central (Spoilers, Unboxings, and More)

@haleyvvvv Whoa lots of good looking stuff!

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Thank you, @Samtian!! I'm excited to get to some of them!!

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Lots of goodies to try out 🤗@haleyvvvv 

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Thank you, @sonnydee!!

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A little too late to post November’s Detox Box but in my defence this month hasn’t been easy so far.

This month’s featured brand was Kora organics and box contained two full size products

KORA Organics Noni Glow Face Oil 1.01 oz/ 30 mL  and KORA Organics Turmeric BHA Brightening Treatment Mask 3.38 oz/ 100 mL 



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Ooh, I love the smell of that turmeric mask!! Nice box, @fatimamummy!!

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Ipsy Acquires Beauty Subscription Competitor Boxycharm
The combined business is expected to have $1 billion in sales.





Ipsy is acquiring Boxycharm. 

The companies will live under new parent company Beauty for All Industries, which expects more than $1 billion in sales for 2020. 

Marcelo Camberos, cofounder and chief executive officer of Ipsy, said the deal allows Ipsy to strengthen its “position in the personalized beauty ecosystem.” 

Ipsy was cofounded by Michelle Phan, one of the first major content creators on YouTube. The business started with Glam Bags, which contain full-sized beauty products, and gradually branched into other areas, like e-commerce and its own brands. The company has been backed by private equity firm TPG since 2015, and reached $500 million in sales in 2019. 

“Both brands share a commitment to celebrating diversity and enabling inclusion through beauty, which our world needs more than ever today,” said Camberos in a statement. “Joe [Martin, Boxycharm’s founder] has built an amazing business and an avid community of beauty enthusiasts. BoxyCharm has always pushed us to be better and now that we’re under one roof, we’re looking forward to growing and innovating together.” 

BoxyCharm has picked up steam in recent years, and has used influencers to help build buzz around new beauty products. 

Martin will continue to lead Boxycharm, and will also join the BFAI board as a cofounder. Jennifer Goldfarb, Ipsy cofounder, will also become BFAI chairwoman and cofounder. 

sy and Boxycharm, as well as Ipsy’s brand incubator Madeby Collective, will all operate separately under the BFAI umbrella. 

Later this year BFAI plans to launch another subscription, Refreshments, that will provide “clean essentials” like face wipes, hand cream, body cream and body wash. That business will be managed by Ipsy president Fernando Madeira and managed by Sabeen Mian as senior vice president. 

Going forward, the collective business will be focused on personalizing experiences using member data and machine learning, merchandising third-party brands, developing fast-to-market products informed by member data, engaging the content-creation community and investing in leadership, technology, operations and customer service. 

The BoxyCharm deal is expected to close by the end of the year. Morgan Stanley advised BoxyCharm on the deal. The business had been backed by private equity firm KarpReilly since 2017 

MySubscriptionAddiction summarized the following points:

  • BoxyCharm and Ipsy will continue to operate as separate subscriptions
  • The newly merged companies will launch a personal care subscription called Refreshments

 Curious to see how this all plays out.

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Glad I was able to finally able to get into the community to see this. I’ve been meaning to cancel my boxycharm subscription for awhile. This was going to be my last month for the ND exclusive palette. Now I will wait to see how this plays out. 

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Whoa, I’ve been a subscriber for Boxycharm for awhile.  I’ve chosen them because I don’t like sample sizes and honestly don’t need more beauty bags.  I’ll be curious how this purchase will change the subscription service.  

Holy moly, interested to see how this plays out too. Will...

Holy moly, interested to see how this plays out too. Will sub boxes start merging? Subscriptions go up in price? 😮🤔

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October Detoxbox was based of RMS beauty products and had a retail value of C$132 .

I wanted to try the brand so I’m glad to get it. Eye polish isn’t my k8nd of colour so I wish I could exchange or trade it with a different shade.


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Beautiful swatches, @fatimamummy!!

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October ipsy glam bag


 Hand cream was an add-on. Overall not a bad bag. I choose the SLmissglam brush. Still waiting on my GBP😒

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Oooh, that Ofra highlight though, @sonnydee!! Hope your GWP eventually arrived.

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